ProClean Anti-Bacterial Ironmongery
Posted on: 1st April 2021
ProClean anti-bacterial coating goes from strength to strength
Since the launch of the high tech nanotechnology anti-bacterial coating ProClean it has become a bestselling product. Now used in many applications all over the country where it is a silent guardian working a 24-hour seven day a week shift to protect people against viruses, bacteria and mould organisms.
ProClean is available as a ready applied invisible coating on all Merlin’s products but can also be applied by spray coating to almost any surface where its photocatalytic action is powered by Ultra Violet frequencies in daylight or artificial light enabling it to destroy bacteria, spores, viruses, mould, odors and pollutants. It avoids the need for chemical cleaning and the by-products are harmless. Once applied it presents no hazards to people or animals and goes on protecting for many years.
ProClean is made from titanium oxide which is a photocatalyst that exhibits strong oxidative properties when exposed to UV light. It can decompose harmful organic compounds, kill bacteria and eliminate odors. Safe and friendly to the environment, titanium is a natural and common material and is used in many other applications. The coating is applied in strictly controlled factory conditions to top quality door fittings and comes with a 5-year guarantee.
ProClean can be used to protect against a broad range of pathogens and is effective against MRSA, SARS, c. difficile, e.coli, as well as the much publicized swine flu.
Testing ProClean anti-bacterial coating
ProClean has been tested to EN13697:2001 – A stringent testing method for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. It is a quantitative nonporous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in the food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
The test was carried out by applying the product to a metal surface to replicate the actual use and MRSA bacteria were added to this surface for the test. Users should be wary of tests that have been carried out in aqueous environments (adding to bacteria in a body of liquid) as this does not reflect actual conditions in use.